Sexual harassment is defined by Nevada law as unwelcome conduct that is of a sexual nature, which includes both verbal and physical actions. Employers are most often involved in the following forms of sexual harassment acts: demanding sexual favors in exchange for promotions, creating a sexually offensive work environment, and making sexual advances.
How does Nevada Law Prohibit Sexual Harassment?
First, Washoe County employers may be required to implement company policies concerning sexual conduct and post them for employees to see. Such policies should include items such as contact information for reporting harassment incidents, process for filing claims, and any corrective or preventative measures should a claim be proven.
Nevada and federal laws established agencies that process claims involving sexual harassment. They have the authority to investigate Washoe County workplaces regarding the conduct alleged in the complaints that have been filed with them. Also, these laws prohibit employers from firing an employee for alleging sexual harassment or taking any action in retaliation to a claim.
How can a Nevada attorney help?
It can be difficult to both investigate and prove a sexual harassment claim without having any expertise in the applicable areas of law. It's not uncommon for federal investigators to be too overworked to handle individual claims. Because of this, working with a Washoe County attorney may be the ideal way to make sure that your claim is processed in a timely manner.